SAP's Business Objects unit sees business intelligence, governance, risk, compliance and enterprise performance management tools all converging, and Tuesday it rolled out some products that it hopes shows it is best poised to deliver all three.
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Sun Microsystems has begun an early access program for its xVM Server hypervisor, a key component of its nascent virtualization product line, and intends to make a publicly downloadable version available within about a month, according to a <a href="http://blogs.sun.com/stevewilson/">blog post</a> Thursday by Steve Wilson, vice president of xVM at Sun.
BI (business intelligence) vendor SAS is buying IDeaS Revenue Optimization, maker of revenue-management software for the hospitality sector, a move that could serve to differentiate SAS from major competitors like SAP and IBM.
EDS stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of the giant systems integrator to Hewlett-Packard, bringing the US$13.9 billion deal one important step closer to completion.
EDS stockholders on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the sale of the giant systems integrator to Hewlett-Packard, bringing the $13.9 billion deal one important step closer to completion.
IBM reported strong second-quarter earnings Thursday, beating analyst expectations and buoyed in part by sales of its new high-end mainframe computer and continued strong performance overseas.
SAP announced Wednesday that as of Jan. 1, 2009, customers will be "transitioned" to the vendor's enterprise-level support, a change that will result in increased level of service but also higher fees down the road.
Adobe is developing a mashup interface code-named "Genesis" that will allow business users to pull together "workspaces" that combine assets like business application data, documents and analytics, along with collaboration tools such as instant messaging.
Oracle executives described the company's plans to integrate its products with those of BEA Systems in exhaustive detail during a nearly two-hour webcast on Tuesday.
The worldwide relational database management systems market saw a 12.6 percent growth spike in 2007 to US$18.8 billion compared to $16.7 billion in 2006, according to IDC.
Showing strong growth amid a worldwide economic downturn, Oracle on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter revenues of US$7.2 billion, a 24 percent rise compared to the same quarter last year, and total revenue for fiscal 2008 of $22.4 billion, up 25 percent.
Amid tough economic times and about a week before its fiscal year earnings report, Oracle has pushed through a number of significant price <a href="http://www.oracle.com/corporate/pricing/technology-price-list.pdf">increases</a> on its products.
Red Hat plans to announce Thursday that it is open-sourcing Red Hat Network (RHN), its Web-based Linux infrastructure management platform, according to CEO Jim Whitehurst.
On-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite is taking aim at a new vertical -- and, it says, ERP juggernaut SAP -- by releasing NetSuite for Manufacturers.
Oracle is giving the industry another peek at the first in a planned wave of social networking-infused CRM (customer relationship management) applications this week at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, but did not supply a release date.
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